—v.t. 1. to bring about or succeed in accomplishing, sometimes despite difficulty or hardship: She managed to see the governor. How does she manage it on such a small income? 2. to take charge or care of: to manage my investments. 3. to dominate or influence (a person) by tact, flattery, or artifice: He manages the child with exemplary skill. 4. to handle, direct, govern, or control in action or use: She managed the boat efficiently. 5. to wield (a weapon, tool, etc.).
6. to handle or train (a horse) in the exercises of the manège.
7. Archaic.to use sparingly or with judgment, as health or money; husband.
—v.i. 1. to conduct business, commercial affairs, etc.; be in charge: Who will manage while the boss is away? 2. to continue to function, progress, or succeed, usually despite hardship or difficulty; get along: How will he manage with his wife gone? It was a rough time, but we managed.